BÖKER ?

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JulesVane
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BÖKER ?

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I recently acquired this leverlock that seems to have all the attributes of a Boker. Thing is: no hint of the Boker etching or tang stamp at all. As seen, only Solingen over Germany tang stamped. Whether I've seen Italian made/ contract "Boker" pieces, they've always had some reference to Boker (usually, at least etched). I've included the only known Boker's I have for comparison. Could it be anything else, and why no reference to Boker? Thanks for looking and input.

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Are there Italian made Boker's? Or am I misreading your post?

Good looking knife!
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whippersnapper wrote: Sat Dec 19, 2020 12:44 am Are there Italian made Boker's? Or am I misreading your post?

Good looking knife!
Thanks Terry! Though not a leverlock, this "Boker" is advertised as Italian made for Boker. Note, it is etched as well....

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Interesting lever model which certainly looks to have been made by Boker. Perhaps made on contract for sale by an independent retailer???
Nice looking group of Boker lever models as well.
Does the blade lock in the open position on the button fired model? Some did not due to a German knife law.
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Quaero wrote: Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:45 am Interesting lever model which certainly looks to have been made by Boker. Perhaps made on contract for sale by an independent retailer???
Nice looking group of Boker lever models as well.
Does the blade lock in the open position on the button fired model? Some did not due to a German knife law.
Thank you Quaero...the Italian model picture is from a sales site and the description does state that it locks open. Since my knife is stamped Solingen over Germany, does that mean it was indeed made in Germany, or not necessarily?
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I would believe that it was made by Boker in Germany.
There are some very good "fake" knives out there, but I don't think this is one of them.
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JulesVane wrote: Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:02 am
whippersnapper wrote: Sat Dec 19, 2020 12:44 am Are there Italian made Boker's? Or am I misreading your post?

Good looking knife!
Thanks Terry! Though not a leverlock, this "Boker" is advertised as Italian made for Boker. Note, it is etched as well....

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Great lineup Chris ! Those are some beauties

This one does not lock open ..
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That's a really nice example of that Italian knife Mike! The whole "contract knife" concept can be confusing (to me). A German knife maker hires an Italian knife maker to put their German name on an Italian knife and call it...German?...Italian? And, why? When the German knife company is quite capable of producing their own knives lol.
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Because the Italians were set up to make the knives already.
It's no different than Americans importing knives with their company name. It's just that US importing laws are stricter on place of origin.
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